Left Hand Bit­ter­sweet Ni­tro

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Adjunct Imperial Stout -

LOC: Long­mont, Colorado ABV: 8.9% | IBUS: 54 | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“Our big, ag­gres­sive bit­ter­sweet stout. The cof­fee’s dark cherry fla­vors and spicy un­der­tones weave into the rich, im­pe­rial milk stout like a choco­late-cov­ered es­presso bean melt­ing on your tongue.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Earthy and blue­berry es­ters from the cof­fee along with a touch of the veg­e­tal com­mon in cof­fee beers. Mostly roast cof­fee with some black pep­per notes mixed in.” Fla­vor: “Choco­late, licorice, and dark fruit. The cof­fee adds a nice dry, roasted back­ground, and the veg­e­tal note from the aroma isn’t as pro­nounced. Fin­ish has a milk-choco­late sweet­ness.” Over­all: “Rich, sweet, and al­most chewy on the fin­ish with lin­ger­ing fla­vors of choco­late, dried cher­ries, and licorice. The roast, hops bit­ter­ness, and al­co­hol pro­vide a dry spicy char­ac­ter to the fin­ish that keeps it from be­ing overly sweet.”

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